Washington State, Book Restoration and Paper Conservation
LEATHER
My services include rebinding and repair of leather Hard Cover and Soft Cover books and Bibles. Whether you have an expensive collectible or a priceless Family Bible, your book will be cared for with expertise and experience. I provide complete restoration of leather bindings, you can see an example of a 1573 binding: Historiae Brytannicae Defensio by John Prise. I make custom bindings in leather and provide conservation repair.
Below you will find different styles of book and bible restorations as well as a beautiful leather, concealed post and screw wedding album with custom clam shell box.
Joint Tackets are one way to attach boards, when the original spine cover could not be saved otherwise.
Boxes have multiple uses and I design custom boxes to meet your needs.



 CONSERVATION REPAIR
Victorian Family Bible
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  Board Attachment with Joint Tackets
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  Complete Restoration of Leather Bound Volume
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Historiae Brytannicae Defensio by John Prise printed in 1573
The book was disbound, all pages were washed, deacidified; after drying pages were mended with Japanese paper or pulp infill; as the original, the book was re-sewn on five raised cords and rebound in plain calf; it was possible to save and use the original endsheets: pastedown and flyleaf


CUSTOM BINDINGS 

Wedding Album 
with Post Screw Binding
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A nice story is associated with the creation of this wedding album, a gift to the couple from their parents.

The couple is German, lives in Berlin, Germany and their initials happen to be “A” for Ani and  “J” for Janusch. 
This may be written as “ JA” which is German for “YES” and needless to say, essential during wedding vows.
The design for the initials was emailed to me and I had a die made here in the US.
My client asked for a post screw style album to be bound in leather. Before the wedding, they wanted to give some of the blank pages to friends of the couple to decorate. The album including the decorated pages was handed to the couple at the wedding.

 

Raphael’s Astrological Ephemera, Series 2000 through 2009
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